Jeffrey Scott Allred, 42, former minister at the Journey Church in Sallisaw, pleaded guilty to an embezzlement charge Wednesday morning in Sequoyah County District Court in Sallisaw.
Allred was sentenced by Associate District Judge Kyle Waters to a four-year deferred sentence. He will be on probation for four years and must report to his probation officer in Sequoyah County once a month.
During the hearing Allred admitted he used the church’s credit card for unauthorized purchases. The guilty plea was part of a plea agreement that included that restitution be made to the church. The restitution has been paid in the amount of $68,000.
The original embezzlement charge said the amount was less than $10,000. A civil suit, filed by the church in district court, asked for no less than $50,000. The civil suit was dismissed on Tuesday.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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